An edition of The Quiet American (1940)

The Quiet American

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An edition of The Quiet American (1940)

The Quiet American

  • 3.86 ·
  • 14 Ratings
  • 97 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading
  • 19 Have read

One of Graham Greene's best works. The story is set at the time of the French war against the Viet Cong and tells the story of liberal British journalist Thomas Fowler, his mistress Phuong, and their relationship with American idealist Pyle. The latter is an earnest young man indocrinated with geo-political theory and whose attempts to shape the world to American ideals ends in his own personal tragedy and drastically alters the lives of the other two participants. Written before the US involvement in Vietnam this is a strangely prophetic work and seriously encapsulates the British viewpoint towards that conflict. A beautifully written book and highly recommended.

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Cover of: The quiet American
The quiet American
2004, Vintage
in English
Cover of: The quiet American
The quiet American
2004, Penguin Books
in English - Deluxe ed.
Cover of: The quiet American
The quiet American
2003, Thorndike Press
in English
Cover of: Un Américain bien tranquille
Un Américain bien tranquille
2003, Laffont
in French - Nouvelle ed.
Cover of: The quiet American
The quiet American
2002, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: The quiet American
The quiet American
1996, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: The quiet American.
The quiet American.
1960, Heinemann
Cover of: The Quiet American
The Quiet American
1958-11, Rowohlt

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OL47615699M
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B001P5UOXM
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